Maxine (Milliner) Fields was born April 2, 1935, and departed this life April 24, 2023 at the age of 88.
Maxine was the daughter of Willie Mack Milliner and Mattie Ruth Milliner. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at St. James Baptist Church. She sang in the choir and with the Silver Voices of Birmingham. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Aaron Fields, Sr. in 1960, and they had six children.
She was the last surviving sibling and preceded in death by her parents; her husband Aaron Fields, Sr., World War II veteran; her son William Mack McKinley Fields; her sisters: Beatrice Lollar (James) and Annie Ruth Laskey (James); and her brothers: Bernard Milliner (Ella), Rob Milliner (Abby), Leslie Milliner (Percy), Morris Milliner (Helen), Edwin Milliner (Delois), James Milliner (Edna) and Joseph Milliner (Sarita).
She was a faithful and dedicated member of Jones Chapel AME Zion where she serve as a Deaconess, Mother of the Church, Sunday School Teacher, Secretary and Hospitality Chair. She was a member of the Prince Hall Order of the Eastern Star. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, fishing, listening to and singing gospel music, gardening, planting flowers, and visiting family and friends. You could always hear her praising the Lord and giving Him thanks for his everlasting grace and mercy.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children and their spouses: Eloise M. Stevens (Cecil), Niceville, Florida; Lorenza D. Fields (Stefani), Vicenza, Italy; and Marion L. Smoke (James), Aaron Fields, Jr. (Carolyn) and David E. Fields (Sharon), Elmore, Alabama; as well as 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; extended relatives; friends and 42 foster children.
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